Net Zero Demo Home Uses Heat Mirror Glass

Net Zero Demo Home Uses Heat Mirror Glass

The unique window design offers reduced interior condensation and 99.5-percent UV protection.

Manufacturer Ramps Up Production for Heat Mirror Windows

Manufacturer Ramps Up Production for Heat Mirror Windows

Heat Mirror technology suspends one or more lightweight films inside the airspace of an insulating glass unit to create multiple “super-insulating” chambers.

Most HVAC Installations Leak; Energy Star Has a Fix

Most HVAC Installations Leak; Energy Star Has a Fix

The new program, called ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI), was designed to place new emphasis on the importance of duct sealing and other best practices .

Ply Gem, Darius Rucker Team Up for Habitat For Humanity

Ply Gem, Darius Rucker Team Up for Habitat For Humanity

The Ply Gem Home for Good project is a multi-year initiative that includes a donation of over $1 million of exterior building products and funds for Habitat for Humanity.

Transform Old Windows From Leaky to Tight With Window Inserts

Transform Old Windows From Leaky to Tight With Window Inserts

With cold weather fast approaching, Americans who wish to preserve their country’s historic glory and stay cozy have a solution.

Innovative Green Home Has a New Take on Insulation Inspiration

Innovative Green Home Has a New Take on Insulation Inspiration

Innovation comes from those willing to do things just a little differently, and green home building is no exception.

Full Frame R10 Windows Come to Market

Hitting the mark on ‘low incremental cost’ and crossing the commercialization chasm has remained a challenge for the fenestration industry.

Grappling with green building

Grappling with green building

For almost the last decade one of the big industry buzz words has been “green building.” What exactly that means to manufacturers, consumers and installers is something that I, as an industry professional, grapple with often.

Smart Home Staging Kits Aim to Make Homes More Appealing

Smart Home Staging Kits Aim to Make Homes More Appealing

More than 70 percent of Americans want a smart home if they were buying a new home today.

Historic house gets energy efficiency boost with window film

Historic house gets energy efficiency boost with window film

While many historic homeowners would like to opt for new energy efficient upgrades, it's often out of the question without compromising the structure or historical significance of the site.

Study: Wood Windows are Cooler than Glass

Study: Wood Windows are Cooler than Glass

Windows made of transparent wood could provide more even and consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency than glass.

Production Home Builder Targets Green Building to Buyer Understanding

Production Home Builder Targets Green Building to Buyer Understanding

Offering a home that exceeds the minimum standard, no matter how stringent that might be, is one way a builder a can differentiate itself in a competitive marketplace.

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

First home certified under Canada's Net Zero Energy program

Reid's Heritage Homes was the first builder in Canada to have a Net Zero Energy (NZE) home qualified under the program.

Energy efficient appliances & windows feature in Net Zero manufactured home

Energy efficient appliances & windows feature in Net Zero manufactured home

The energy performance of a manufactured home will be monitored in a demonstration project to encourage the development of more efficient, sustainable and affordable housing.

 This is what your house will look like in 2021

This is what your house will look like in 2021

As technology progresses, more and more things around the house will connect to the Internet.

14 Best remodeling and home improvement ideas to increase home value

14 Best remodeling and home improvement ideas to increase home value

What are good remodeling and home improvement ideas and which should you avoid when you want to increase the resale value of your house?

Conservation and technology products win PCBC Parade of Products honors

Conservation and technology products win PCBC Parade of Products honors

The building industry's shift to embrace green products is reflected in the winners of the 2016 PCBC Parade of products show.

Water saving shower jets offer a personalized bathing experience

Water saving shower jets offer a personalized bathing experience

The body spray system offers clean lines typical of a flush mount design, but with maximum flexibility and functionality.

Energy saving sliding glass door designed for large spaces

Energy saving sliding glass door designed for large spaces

Available in large sizes and a variety of configurations, the door for commercial and residential applications features easy operation and simple modular installation.

Home automation moving into DIY territory

Home automation moving into DIY territory

It's getting easier to integrate automation into a home so that the components work together for greater comfort and energy efficiency.

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